Faalo is 18 years old and married with one child. She runs a small business selling pork buns in her community and has been doing this for two years.
Faalo has requested a loan to buy pork, salt, onions, flour, cooking oil, and an oven. She joined SPBD this year to gain access to capital. With her earnings, Faalo will help with her family's weekly expenses.
South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) improves conditions for families living in poverty by providing accessible credit, training, and guidance to help them start, grow and maintain micro-businesses, build assets, finance home improvements, and afford to educate their children. 99% of SPBD’s loans go to women, who can borrow in groups to guarantee one another rather than put up collateral.